24 May 2017 Volume :5 Issue :27

Enactus UKZN is Back on its Feet

Enactus UKZN is Back on its Feet
The FIFA Bosses.

Enactus UKZN, after being dormant in 2016, has swung back into action this year with a variety of fund-raising events.

Members organised the sale of muffins and also raffle tickets among other activities to raise money to fund Enactus team members when they go out into the field on projects.

Enactus on the Westville campus held a soccer event early in May which was well supported. All games were tough and hectic with players giving their all in search of victory.

Two players that made it to the finals were Ms Wanda Phili, a first-year BCom Accounting student and Mr Jonathan Ojong, a second year BSc Computer Science student.

Phili played for the Barcelona team and Ojong for the Chelsea side.  It was a tight game, eventually won 7-3 by Chelsea, with spectators kept on the edge of their seats throughout the match. Ojong won a R150 prize for his contribution and Phili R50 for her part.

The Westville Enactus team thanked UKZN for its support in providing a venue for the game and also thanked all the students who made the event a success and helped raise funds for future Enactus activities.

Said Enactus UKZN Deputy-President Yanelisa Jokweni: ‘We are very passionate about seeking new perspectives and challenging long-standing assumptions because we know effective leadership requires continuous learning. In the country’s current economic situation finances are very tight but funds are required to keep our organisation running and financing various projects Enactus UKZN will engage in to benefit the society.’

•   Enactus is an international organisation that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable progress around the world. Guided by faculty advisors and business experts, participating students form teams on their campuses to create and implement community projects that empower people to improve their quality of life. The experience, not only transform lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective essential in becoming effective, value-driven leaders.

Nomqhele Dube

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